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Constitutional Durability: The Constitutions of the Order of Friars Preachers and American Constitutionalism

In my paper “Constitutional Durability,” I argue that the constitution of the Order of Friars Preachers, a religious order colloquially known as the Dominicans, adds a unique point of view to our political discourse about good governance and durable...

The Benefits Cliff and Labor Supply: Lessons from Behavioral Economics

Standard economic theory relies on the assumption that we make choices rationally. Besides the disagreement surrounding the definition of rationality itself, there is growing evidence that suggests our behavior actually is not always rational. While it seems...

Rediscovering the Elephant in the Room: The Virtue of Epistemic Confidence

When I consider today’s intellectual climate, I cannot help but think of the fable of blind men and an elephant. Each man forms judgments based on the feel of a particular portion of the elephant, resulting in varying theories about whether the object is a snake,...